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Remove Ban of Mermaid Mono-Fins from Marcus Garvey Pool

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I am the Harlem Mermaid and have been swimming not only for recreational and love of mermaiding but for health reasons, which include heart/cardio exercising, feet/legs and help in relocating pinch nerves in shoulders, whole body benefits from swimming. Mentally I have been happier, which means taking less meds for depression. For 4 years I have swam at Marcus Garvey Park Pool without any incident what so ever, safety is my main objective. Bringing joy and happiness to the children in our community is second to inspire in them to believe in themselves to becoming anything they want.. yes even a mermaid such as me. Parents also take joy and pleasure in seeing the mermagic and the interaction between me and their children.  But now new management (white shirts)  Mr. Cory Anderson district manager at Marcus Garvey Pool at 124th Street and Fifth Avenue,  now feels its dangerous to swim with a mono fin, which I can prove that its not, I have collected over 200 physical signatures so far from our community.  I also have the full support of Marcus Garvey Pool staff, specifically Head Life Guard Ray in charge of pool area, along with all Lifeguards there,they too signed petition after working hours. They also told him Mr. Anderson that i swam there for years without any incidents what so ever. 



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